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Rolling Release Strategy of Sabayon

Postby gstrock » Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:59

Can someone tell me how Sabayon maintainers
decide when to roll in a package update?

In particular I was wondering when gcc 4.6 will
arrive to Sabayon?

I replaced Ubuntu on my desktop with Sabayon
because I wanted a more up to date distro, which
you tend to get with a rolling release distro.
(years ago I ran Gentoo, but I didn't want to
go the source path this time).

Interestingly, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 alpha on my netbook,
and was surprised that it sported Linux 3.0 and gcc 4.6.
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Re: Rolling Release Strategy of Sabayon

Postby joost » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:20

Each new GCC version always gives problems compiling certain software.
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346809

Draw your own conclusion from that.
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Re: Rolling Release Strategy of Sabayon

Postby BlackNoxis » Wed Sep 14, 2011 15:17

@gstrock I think that maintainers of Sabayon (as I see in the bugs forums) tend to make it reliable and stable, even though it's a rolling release, so normally they run a lot of tests @ packages, especially ones like gcc or kernel 3.0+, they must be really sure stability won't be fractured when they release the versions. It may take up to 1 or 2 days, but it will be surely stable. I'd say you shouldn't regret you're on Sabayon rather than the totally unstable Ubuntu, the community here is more hard-working than many other systems (judging by the fact there are daily image releases for testers to download them and test them, that also takes time, serious things to do and all of that).
Anyway, by the normal user point of view, you should trust that all rolling release sabayon software come with both stability and newly updates for your system
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Re: Rolling Release Strategy of Sabayon

Postby cmost » Thu Sep 15, 2011 23:33

If you want truly cutting edge, then enable the 'Limbo' repository. You'll find Linux 3.0 (as well as a speed tuned variant known as Linux 3.0-Fusion) in the Limbo repository along with a plethora of up-to-date cutting edge packages. The usual precautions regarding cutting edge packages and possible breakage from time to time apply. Enjoy! :lol:
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Re: Rolling Release Strategy of Sabayon

Postby gstrock » Fri Sep 16, 2011 0:40

thanks for the tip on Limbo.
I'll check it out.
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Re: Rolling Release Strategy of Sabayon

Postby sqlpython » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:29

Each new GCC version always gives problems compiling certain software.


Yep, annoying isn't it.. :P
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